IT IS TIME FOR PARRIKAR TO STEP DOWN AS CM AND LOOK AFTER HIS HEALTH: CONGRESS

PANAJI The Congress today spoke out on the health of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and criticised the BJP for “forcing” a person with an ailment to continue working and suffer “stress”. Addressing a press conference, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar asked Parrikar to step down as CM and take care of his health. “We are all aware of…

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GPMCC CHIEF PRATIMA COUTINHO AND OTHERS SUMMONED BY COURT

Panaji Judicial Magistrate First Class at Mapusa Shantashri Sinai Kudchadkar has summoned members of Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (GPMCC) Pratima Coutinho and others as well as para-teachers over their agitation held in November last year. Several para teachers led by GPMCC leaders had blocked the entry to Secretariat at Porvorim in November last year demanding to regularise their services. The scuffle…

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FARMERS INCOME INCREASING, AGRICULTURE BUDGET DOUBLED: PM MODI

New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government has doubled the budget for agriculture to Rs 2.12 lakh crore to achieve its target of doubling farm income by 2022. He also said that the income of farmers in the country increased, and also doubled in many cases, due to various initiatives taken by the central government. Interacting with farmers from…

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BJP OFFICIAL GETS SHOW-CAUSE NOTICE FROM GSIDC

PANAJI The GSIDC today issued a show-cause notice to BJP official Vasudev Parab from whose industrial premises a huge quantity of ketamine was recently seized by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), an official said. Parab is BJP’s general secretary for North Goa district. “The Goa State Industrial Development Corporation (GSIDC) had allocated the shed inside Pissurlem Industrial Estate to Parab to start…

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CONGRESS QUESTIONS PARRIKAR’S SILENCE OVER KETAMINE DRUG PROBE

Panaji The Congress in Goa on Tuesday questioned Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s silence on the issue of probing a factory, whose owner allegedly has BJP links and which was raided by the DRI for illegally manufacturing ketamine drug. “Parrikar should stop being silent over the seizure of ketamine, known as a date-rape drug, from the factory owned by his party office bearer….

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‘DOES INDIA HAVE A DEFENCE MINISTER ?’ : SHIV SENA

MUMBAI Questioning the increased violence in Jammu & Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena has now criticized Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, asking whether “India really has a Defence Minister?”. Without naming Sitharaman, Shiv Sena—BJP’s ally in the Maharashtra state government and at the centre—attacked her as “a very weak and ineffective, faceless personality, who is at the helm, which…

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BJP INSTIGATING IAS OFFICERS’ STRIKE: KEJRIWAL

New Delhi Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that IAS officers were under pressure and their “strike” was being instigated by the BJP. Kejriwal, who has garnered support from opposition parties including the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Telugu Desam Party, CPI and CPI-M, also attacked the Congress and said: “Rahul Gandhi should clear his stand if he is with the BJP…

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MONSOON SESSION OF GOA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY TO BE HELD FROM JULY 19

Panaji The monsoon session of Goa Legislative Assembly would be held from July 19 to August 3, sources informed. Chief minister Manohar Parrikar during a discussion with Agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai said that the session would be summoned from July 19 onwards, subject to the approval of Governor Mridula Sinha. “Chief Minister told me that he would be holding State cabinet meeting…

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CABINET ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO BE DISSOLVED SOON

Panaji After the arrival of chief minister Manohar Parrikar, Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma has moved a file for dissolution of Cabinet Advisory Committee which was appointed by the CM before he left the state for medical treatment.  The file was moved this morning to the chief minister. TCP minister Vijai Sardesai said that the file for cancellation of CAC was moved…

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NEED YOUR BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS TO WORK FOR BETTER GOA

PANAJI In his first video address after returning to Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought the blessings from the people and promised to work for the state’s development and betterment. “When I was unwell, thanks to your support, blessings and prayers I have returned to work, after the treatment. I ask God for your blessing to remain and I want…

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